Florida Keys

The Florida Keys draws travelers from it’s own backyard and from around the world. Explore this page to see why…

Islamorada, Florida

This key is known for fishing and relaxation! We stayed at Casa Morada for a long weekend and left feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

Casa Morada is a small, resort with old-Florida charm and new Florida luxuries.

Casa Morada is a small, resort with old-Florida charm and new Florida luxuries.

Clean and comfortable, what more could you ask for?

Clean and comfortable, what more could you ask for?

If you think the inside is nice, you should see the outside!

A picturesque lounge area on their beloved island.

A picturesque lounge area on their beloved island.

Made fresh daily!

Made fresh daily!

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Another perfect place to unwind and relax!

Another perfect place to unwind and relax!

Once you’ve had your cat-nap or finished that novel, check out the free activity equipment the resort offers.

Kayaks are free for guests to use.

Kayaks are free for guests to use.

Bocce Ball free for all guests.

Bocce Ball free for all guests.

Or, bring your rod and reel and cast a line from the dock or hire a charter.

When in Islamorada you must fish, even if you have no luck like we did!

When in Islamorada you must fish, even if you have bad luck, like us ūüė¶

Don’t let the sun set on another year without visiting Islamorada for some R&R!

Free, fabulous and )almost) always available!

Sunsets – free, fabulous and (almost) always available!

Getting out an about on Islamorada is “key” to enjoying all that the island has to offer. Here are some must see’s and tastes!

  • Lazy Days for the views and food (Their conch fritters are scrumptious!)
  • ¬†Robbies¬†for the gigantic tarpon, on-the-water fun and local art
  • Islamorada Fish Company for their fish dip and laid back, open-aired dining.¬†

Key West, Florida

A just a few short hours (by car) from Islamorada is the southernmost key in the archipelago, Key West. It might be a short drive, but it’s a long way from being the same ol’ thing. For most, Key West is known for it’s night life, but we go for the lobster and lazy days too!

We have visited this key many times for lobster season. The following pictures and tips are a compilation for these many visits to Key West.

Being out on the water is the true draw and fun of Key West!

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Captain Michael

Captain Michael

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There are also sights to see on dry land. The Hemingway house, Truman House, Duval Street, trademark Key West architecture, and the southernmost point in the United States are a good starting point!
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As the sun sinks down into the ocean, Key West kicks it up a notch. Mallory Square is known for it’s street vendors, artists, acrobatics, musicians and a variety of other unique entertainers. But, be careful not to miss the fun, as the excitement ends once the light is gone!

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There are a variety of bars and restuarants to fit your budget, lifestyle and nightlife needs on and off the famous Duval Street.¬†Key West is fun with the sun up, while it’s setting and then long after the sun sets.

These restaurants are recommended too:

Whatever you do, don’t leave the Florida Keys without trying fresh seafood, a salty margarita and creamy piece of key lime pie! If you do, you’ll know why us Floridians don’t travel far for a deliciously wonderful vacation!

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR TRIP, OR CREATING YOUR OWN ADVENTURES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS? Leave a comment or email me at wifewithbaggage@gmail.com, I’d love to help!

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All photos are copyrighted by Diane Williams and Wife with Baggage, 2013.

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